DIY CRAFT: Easy as ABC Child’s Room Wall Art

16 Mar

We’ve never had a guest blogger do a tutorial before, and this one is super cute and great for any party or child’s room.

Thanks for sharing Alecia!

-The Big Toy Book Moms

Decorating your child’s room doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg; a few well-crafted accents can go a long way – especially when they’re this adorable!  This is also a great way to help easily divide a shared space – like an office / playroom.  Here is a really easy (and fun) project that you can knock out in an hour and hang immediately!

  • What you’ll need:

– Pencil

– Scissors

– Hold Punch

– Printed Letters or Numbers, cut out

– Construction or craft paper

– Ribbon

  • Step 1 –

I used our home computer and printer to print out numbers in the font and size that I wanted (make sure you use outline format to save on ink & pick ones that are fat enough to hold up when cut out).  Cut your numbers (or letters) out.  I chose to do 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 because my daughter loves to count right now.

  • Step 2 –

Trace your numbers onto the BACK side of your construction paper.  I used a different design for each number just to make it more ascetically fun – pick whatever colors/textures will work best for your space & child.  When tracing the numbers be sure that you trace them BACKWARDS and to the BACK side of your paper – so that once you cut them out, the printed side will show your number the correct way.

After you have them traced, cut them out.

* An alternative to Step 1 & 2 would be to combine the process and print your numbers directly to your construction paper, but I didn’t want the printed marks on the front of my paper and since I used scrap paper that I had leftover from other projects, my sizes were different and would not have fit easily into my printer.

  • Step 3 –

Punch two small holes in the top, center of each number.  Keep the holes far enough apart that you can easily string a ribbon through each hole without worrying about it ripping.  Sting your ribbon through the holes, slipping the ribbon from back to front for the first hole, then front to back in the second.  Repeat for the remaining numbers, in sequential order (of course).  Distance your numbers appropriately to fit your wall space and preferred amount of ribbon.

  • Step 4 –

Hang your new wall art!  I tied a bow on each end and used a small piece of sticky tack to adhere each end to the wall.  Stand back and marvel!

Because this craft is so easy, you could always incorporate the help of your kids or change the images you’re hanging to suite the seasons or your child’s interests at any given time (think using dinosaur images instead of numbers or going with a red & green theme at Christmas).

About The Blogger:

Alecia is a stay-at-home mom to two little girls, wife to an amazingly devoted husband, and an aspiring writer.  When she not sipping pretend tea, she shares savings tips, online deals, crafting ideas and recipes at Savings & Stewardship; helping the modern family survive, thrive, and live life fully.

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3 Responses to “DIY CRAFT: Easy as ABC Child’s Room Wall Art”

  1. bryana March 16, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    Very Cute! I love that you can change it so easy! I have a ton of nice pictures but they only stay young for so long and the “baby” stuff just isn’t cutting it anymore!

    • Alecia @ Savings and Stewardship March 17, 2011 at 12:33 am #

      Thanks, Bryana!! Too true about the baby stage only lasting so long. I’m hoping to make another one soon, with my daughter’s name instead of numbers in some fun Spring-time floral paper to suit the season!!

  2. Reyne March 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    Hi Alecia, What an inspiring craft that is meaningful to you and your daughter! Thanks for the step-by-step!

    In my home, we take photos of my kids holding their most recent artwork or school project, so we get to capture not only their creations, but their age when they created it. Over the years, we now have collections of Easter egg creations, Halloween costumes and science projects,and inspired art drawings, all fun memories of their childhood years, that could be incorporated into this wall art creation idea.

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